Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Emporia, Va.

Emporia, Va. | July 16, 2009

The new 75-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® Emporia today announced it is open for business at 107 Sadler Lane.

"We're very excited to bring the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson concept to this region," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. "All employees will participate in our 'Be Our Guest' service training program, to ensure consistent delivery of quality customer service at our hotels."

"This hotel is a wonderful addition to our community. We are confident that this recognized brand and lodging concept will help us grow and prosper in the future," saidHarry Singh, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Emporia. The owner of the hotel is Punjab Hospitality, LLC.

The 100 percent non-smoking hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center with treadmill, elliptical machine and freedom trainer. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast and 625 square feet of meeting space with free Internet access, fax and copy service. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including standard rooms, studio suites, one-bedroom suites, whirlpool suites and extended stay suites. All rooms feature complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32-inch LCD television, microwave and refrigerator.

Conveniently located near Interstate 95 and US 58, the hotel is within 65 miles of Richmond International Airport. The hotel is also close to a golf course, tennis court, jogging track and a variety of restaurants and shopping malls.

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM feature traditional architecture and a sophisticated residential interior design with the brand's iconic plank lobby flooring, lobby fireplace and front porch. Each hotel welcomes guests with attractive, comfortable furnishings that blend rich woods and natural earth tones throughout the hotel.Country Inns & Suites By Carlson offer amenities such as complimentary hot breakfast, in-room coffee maker, in-room iron and ironing board, and weekday morning newspaper. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson embraces the love of reading through its Read It & Return Lending Library. A variety of titles for all ages are available for guests to borrow and read at their leisure at more than 465 locations in the U.S. and Canada and the brand supports literacy efforts through charitable donations. For reservations and information, visit www.countryinns.com or call toll-free 1-800-456-4000.

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM is part of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide, whose operations also include Regent® Hotels & Resorts; Radisson® Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza® Hotels and Resorts and Park Inn®.

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